The Political Action Team is a group of committed, passionate CYACA leaders who work on our campaigns to make sure youth voices are heard. This includes trips to Springfield and D.C to lobby our legislators, as well as getting involved in political and climate campaigns.


Become a General Assembly member to get more involved! If you're already a member, talk with one of us or check the calendar for our next meeting! 


About our campaigns

This year, along with our School Sustainability Series, CYACA is working on Ready for 100, the People's Climate Movement, and the IL Climate Strike. We need to make sure the transition to renewable energy is just, equitable, and protects frontline and communities of color most affected by these issues. Find out more about these campaigns here:

Ready for 100 Chicago Collective

Chicago just became the largest city in the US to commit to 100% renewable energy by 2035! Help us make this plan happen! The youth of Chicago have a unique stake in the resiliency and health of our city. By forming a RF100 Chicago Youth Council, we can ensure that our voices are heard in the decisions made about our future.


Join the Youth Council here! You'll be updated about upcoming meetings 



IL Climate Strike 









Get involved with the IL Climate Strike, Chicago's sister movement along with the global youth strikes for climate action to protect our future.